Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

591 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 591
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 23
Gots: 124 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Pegasus on 05-18-2005)
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Photo of Mattyb79
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrDell
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raindrop01
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ed_loves_ipa
3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great buzz, soft hop profile, more like an ale, but too pungent and sweet. Not my cup of tea. I'm more of a bitter IPA, RIPS fan. Took about 3 to 4 bottles to get used to it. No great, but not horrible. Eh....

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a golden, hazy, opaque orange, with a creamy looking 2 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite estery, sugary, and a bit boozy, with some pear, citrus, and banana.

I don't usually love tripels, but this one's honestly pretty good. There's some candy sugar, Belgian yeast esters, creamy banana, citrus, apple, pear, and sweet grain. I don't really pick up any hop flavors, as some of the reviewers mentioned.

This has a pretty creamy mouthfeel for a tripel, full bodied and rich, with a moderate level of carbonation.

This is one of the better tripels that I've had.

Photo of elprofe
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Ashole1120
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BirFan
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Nice combination of fruit and alcohol, with a decidedly sweet finish. It's definitely a Tripel, though not as rich and full as some of my other favorites, especially among the Belgians. Good enough, however, that I buy it when I can, and look forward to it year round. Great color and taste, but not quite as much head as I might like. Love to drink it on tap sometime: only had it from the bottle so far.

Photo of Sigmund4216
3.12/5  rDev -19%

Photo of shwami
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flowery nose; oily mouthfeel...definitely tastes like a tripel...alcohol fairly prominent...non-existent head, which was disappointing, although maybe it was a bit too chilled. Pretty good tripel from one of the best brewers in South Texas.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of RocketRobot9000
3.12/5  rDev -19%

Photo of DavidST
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Dumulong
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of KWolf
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Jchias5
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IrishMocha
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Nice triple fermented beer. Flavorful to the nose and nice crisp taste.

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
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